Subject: Re: Slightly Off-Topic...
To: Lord Isildur <>
From: Vance Dereksen <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 06/25/2001 19:15:59
Hallelujah, brother!  Tell it on the mountain! 8;-)

Peace... Sridhar

On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Lord Isildur wrote:

> it does not cost anywhere near a billion dollars to design a processor. 
> processor design is actually one of the very low-cost things, producing them
> is bloody expensive when you need to build a $4bil fab to pay someone who 
> did to use theirs. (gee, DEC had such a fab, too.. it was that idiot palmer
> who didnt run it properly and lost money on it)
> It is just that the Q is a peecee company, they dont understand, care to 
> understand, or have the ability to understand, anything but PCs, they
> haphazardly slashed the remnants of DEC into shreds and threw those to 
> the wind, and anythign that isnt wintel confuses them mightily. 
> isildur
> On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Jay Maynard wrote:
> <bits recycled>
> > you're willing to sink a billion dollars or so into it to make your vision a
> > reality - with the great likelihood that that billion dollars will evaporate